How to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

How to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

You’ve made the big decision to take a gap year, and it’s time to create a plan to make the most of this experience. It’s key to remember that a gap year isn’t simply a time for relaxing and having fun. Instead, it’s to explore various interests you may have in order to start the next step of your life on the right foot. Examine what you really hope to get out of this year, and sit down to establish a plan to accomplish it. You can make the most of your gap year by choosing smart travel destinations and finding creative ways to document your experience. Create a plan to capitalize on your gap year Once you decid ... Read More About How to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

A Day in the Life at the University of Oregon

A Day in the Life at the University of Oregon

Jesse earned his bachelor’s degree in human physiology and Spanish from the University of Oregon. He specializes in geometry tutoring, Spanish tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, he shares his experience at the University of Oregon. Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Jesse: Eugene, OR is a very bike-friendly community, which makes biking to campus a viable option. While I hardly ever took the bus to campus since I lived within walking distance, I heard from multiple people that there were several easy-to-access bus routes to campus. Although Eugene is a city of over 100,000 people, the large amou ... Read More About A Day in the Life at the University of Oregon

3 Lessons to Take Away from Your First Year of Teaching

3 Lessons to Take Away from Your First Year of Teaching

You did it—you’ve experienced all the joys and tribulations that come with your first year of teaching. There is no doubt that you’ve learned a plethora of lessons this past school year, such as how to schedule your time and how to successfully work with others in your school. Now, take time to acknowledge these lessons and to find ways to learn from them as you go into your next year of teaching. Here are three lessons to take away from your first year of teaching: Teaching lesson #1: how to manage your time As you well know, there is a seemingly infinite amount of time that you spend on schoolwork. The list of tasks inclu ... Read More About 3 Lessons to Take Away from Your First Year of Teaching

How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

Summer is the perfect time to begin studying for the ACT or SAT. Regardless of which test you choose, or if you plan to sit for both exams, take advantage of the summer months as an opportunity to deep-dive into prep. Summer can allow you a more flexible study schedule and may leave you better rested to tackle test prep. Make the most of your summer ACT/SAT prep by registering for your exam, using your time wisely, and working with a tutor. Here are several other tips to help you make the most of your summer ACT and SAT prep: Make the most of your summer ACT/SAT prep by working with others Working with an ACT tutor, an SAT tutor, or a friend ... Read More About How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College Experience

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College Experience

Kathryn earned her bachelor’s degree in molecular and integrative physiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She specializes in science tutoring, Algebra 2 tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Kathryn: I loved the University of Illinois’ campus. While there were some departments that had buildings that were farther away, almost everything was centrally located and easy to get to. Plus, the campus and the surrounding area were charming, with lots of tree-li ... Read More About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College Experience

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